Nov. 9 football results, playoff information

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The Los Lunas Tigers didn’t need a win to get into the playoffs.

However, their 46-0 win over the Valencia Jaguars on Friday helped them earn one the N0. 2 seed in the Class 4A playoffs.

At Willie Chavez Field on Friday, the host Tigers finished the regular season 10-0, including a 5-0 mark in District 6-4A, by shutting out the Jags.

Also, the Belen Eagles rolled to a 56-9 home win over Grants. The win makes Belen 7-2 overall and 4-1 in District 6-4A.  Los Lunas and Belen both earned first-round byes;  the Tigers are No. 2 and Belen is No. 4, and each team will play home games on Friday or Saturday, Nov. 23 or 24.

Los Lunas will host the winner of ext weekend’s No. 10 St. Pius-No. 7 Piedra Vista matchup, while Belen gets the winner of No. 5 Deming and No. 12 Roswell High.

Valencia High (3-7, 3-2) wasn’t selected for the playoffs.

The Tigers  claimed their first district title since 1992 by rushing for 327 yards and holding the Jaguars  to 56 yards of total offense.
Tiger tailback Jalen Chavez rushed for 193 yards on only nine carries, including an electrifying 88-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Quarterback Chris Wisneski threw touchdown passes to Ruger Rodriguez, Isaac Parra and Chris Sanchez, and Darron Gallegos and Sasha Gallegos had rushing touchdowns.
Los Lunas, which led 33-0 at the half, held Valencia to 33 rushing yards and only three first downs in the contest. The Tigers also had zero turnovers to the Jaguars’ five.

Valencia finishes in third place in District 6-4A, but their overall record of 3-7 will probably keep the seeding committee from choosing the Jags for the playoffs.

At Belen, the Eagles scored 27 points in the second quarter to pull away from the Pirates (5-5, 2-3). The Eagles rushed for 340 yards, including 104 from quarterback Chris Peralta.

Xavier Armijo scored three touchdowns and caught a scoring pass from Peralta. Wyatt Robinson ran for two scores, and Peralta and Manuel Romero each ran for a touchdown.

Dylan Greenlee had a sack for a safety for the Belen defense, which limited the Pirates to less than four yards per carry and to 2-of-9 passing.

Full coverage of this weekend’s action will be in the Wednesday, Nov. 14 edition.